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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Ephesians 1:13


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    King James Bible - Ephesians 1:13

    In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,

    World English Bible

    in whom you also, having heard the word of the truth, the Good News of your salvation--in whom, having also believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of
    promise,

    Douay-Rheims - Ephesians 1:13

    In whom you also, after you had heard the word of truth, (the gospel of your salvation;) in whom also believing, you were signed with the holy Spirit of
    promise,

    Webster's Bible Translation

    In whom ye also trusted, after ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of
    promise,

    Greek Textus Receptus


    εν
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    VERSE (13) -
    Eph 2:11,12 Col 1:21-23 1Pe 2:10

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 1:13

    En el cual espersteis tambin vosotros oyendo la Palabra de Verdad, el Evangelio de vuestra salud; en el cual tambin desde que creísteis, fuisteis sellados con el Espíritu Santo de la Promesa,

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Ephesians 1:13

    Verse 13. In whom ye also trusted] Ye Gentiles, having heard from us the word, ton logon, the
    doctrine, of the truth, which is the Gospel, or glad tidings, of your salvation, have believed, as we Jews have done, and received similar blessings to those with which God has favoured us.

    In whom also, en w, through whom, Christ Jesus, after that ye had believed, viz. that he was the only saviour, and that through his blood redemption might be obtained, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise; that is, The Holy Spirit, which is promised to them who believe on Christ Jesus, was given to you, and thus you were ascertained to be the children of God, for God has no child who is not a partaker of the Holy Ghost, and he who has this Spirit has God's seal that he belongs to the heavenly family. It was customary among all nations, when a person purchased goods of any kind, to mark with his seal that which he had bought, in order that he might know it, and be able to claim it if mixed with the goods of others; to this custom the apostle may here allude but it was also customary to set a seal upon what was dedicated to God, or what was to be offered to him in sacrifice. See this proved in the note on John vi. 27.

    The Jews themselves speak of the seal of God, which they term tma emeth, truth, and which they consider as a representation of the unoriginated and endless perfections of God. As the apostle is here speaking of the doctrine of truth, which came by the Holy Spirit, and is sealed on the souls of believers by this Spirit, he may have in view the Jewish notion, which is at once both correct and elevated. This Spirit of truth, John xiv. 17, who leads into all truth, John xvi. 13, and teaches all things, John xiv. 26, makes the impression of his own eternal purity and truth in the souls of them who believe, and thus they bear the seal of God Almighty. And they who in the day of judgment are found to bear this seal - TRuth; truth in the inward parts, having truly repented, truly believed, and having been in consequence truly justified, and truly sanctified; and having walked in truth and sincerity towards God and man; these are sealed to the day of redemption; for, having this seal, they are seen to have a right to eternal life.


    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 13. In whom ye also trusted , &c.] The Gentile believers, the Ephesians, whom the apostle now particularly addresses; and who participated of the same grace and privileges with the believing Jews; the promise belonged to all that God called, whether afar off or nigh; and the same common salvation was sent to one as to another; and the same faith was wrought in one as in the other; and they were interested in the same Christ, and were heirs of the same inheritance; the Alexandrian copy reads we: after that ye heard the word of truth ; the Gospel; and which is so called, on account of its divine original, coming from the God of truth, who cannot lie; and because of the concern which Christ has in it, who is truth itself, and was the author, subject, and preacher of it, and who confirmed it by his miracles, and his death; and on account of the Spirit of God, the dictator of it, and who leads into all truths, and owns and blesses them for conversion and comfort; and because it contains nothing but truth, and particularly that eminent one, salvation alone by Christ, for the chief of sinners; and in contradistinction from the law, which was typical and shadowy; jwqd hlm , the word of truth, is a phrase used by the Jews f5 , for sublime and heavenly doctrine: now, by the hearing of this, faith came; and this the Ephesians heard, not only externally, but internally; so as to understand, approve, and believe it, and to put it in practice: and which is also called the Gospel of your salvation : because it is a declaration and publication of salvation by Christ; and gives an account of the author of salvation, of his ability and willingness to save, and of the nature of this salvation, and describes the persons who shall be saved; and because it is the means of salvation, when attended with the Spirit and power of God; and the instrument, in God's hand, of showing to souls their special and particular interest in salvation: in whom also after that ye believed ; which may refer either to the Gospel of salvation, in which they believed upon hearing it; or rather to Christ, the Saviour revealed, in whom they believed to the saving of their souls: and this shows, that the sealing work of the Spirit after mentioned, and with which this stands in connection, is a distinct thing from faith, or indeed any other work of the Spirit; as illumination, regeneration, sanctification, &c. it is what follows believing, and is a work that passes upon the soul after it; and so is something over and above, and more than faith, at least than first believing: and from hence it also appears, that there may be true faith, where this is not as yet; and that none but believers in Christ enjoy the following privilege: ye were sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise . This cannot have respect to the Father's sealing his people in election, with the seal of his foreknowledge, ( 2 Timothy 2:19) for that is before faith, and is within himself, and not on them, and is distinct from the Spirit's work; and for the same reasons it cannot design the Son's affection to them, setting them as a seal on his arm and heart, ( Song of Solomon 8:6), or his asserting his property in them, and the security and protection of them, ( Song of Solomon 4:12 Revelation 7:3), nor the Spirit's finishing and completing his own work of grace upon the soul, in which sense the word is used, ( Romans 15:28) for this as yet was not done upon these believing Ephesians; nor the confirming the Gospel, and the saints in it, by the extraordinary effusion of the Spirit on the day of Pentecost, or by his extraordinary works which attended the ministry of the word, to the establishing of it, and the faith of men in it; since these were not common to believers, nor did they continue; whereas the believing Ephesians, in common, were sealed; and the Spirit of God continues still as a sealer of his people, and as an earnest and pledge of their inheritance until the day of redemption; but it is to be understood of the confirming, certifying, and assuring the saints, as to their interest in the favour of God, and in the blessings of grace, of every kind, and their right and title to the heavenly glory; (see Gill on 2 Corinthians 1:22), and the seal of these things is not circumcision, nor baptism, nor the Lord's supper, nor even the graces of the Spirit; but the Spirit himself, who witnesses to the spirits of believers the truth of these things, and that as a spirit of promise: so called, both because he is the Spirit promised, as the Syriac and Ethiopic versions render it, whom the Father and Christ had promised, and who was sent by them; and because he usually seals, or certifies believers of the truth of the above things, by opening and applying a word of promise to them: and which he does also, as the Holy Spirit; for this sealing work of his leaves a greater impress of holiness upon the soul, and engages more to acts of holiness; wherefore the doctrine of assurance is no licentious doctrine; no persons are so holy as those who are truly possessed of that grace; and as for such who pretend unto it, and live in sin, it is a certain thing that they in reality know nothing of it.

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 9-14 - Blessings were made known to
    believers, by the Lord's showing to the the mystery of his sovereign will, and the method of redemption an salvation. But these must have been for ever hidden from us, if God ha not made them known by his written word, preached gospel, and Spirit of truth. Christ united the two differing parties, God and man, in his ow person, and satisfied for that wrong which caused the separation. He wrought, by his Spirit, those graces of faith and love, whereby we ar made one with God, and among ourselves. He dispenses all his blessings according to his good pleasure. His Divine teaching led whom he please to see the glory of those truths, which others were left to blaspheme What a gracious promise that is, which secures the gift of the Holy Ghost to those who ask him! The sanctifying and comforting influence of the Holy Spirit seal believers as the children of God, and heirs of heaven. These are the first-fruits of holy happiness. For this we wer made, and for this we were redeemed; this is the great design of God in all that he has done for us; let all be ascribed unto the praise of his glory.


    Greek Textus Receptus


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    Vincent's NT Word Studies

    13. Ye also trusted. Gentile
    Christians. Trusted, which is not in the Greek, is unnecessary. The pronoun ye is nominative to were sealed. In whom. Resuming the in whom at the beginning of the verse, and repeated on account of the length of the clause.

    Ye were sealed (esfragisqhte). See on John iii. 33; Apoc. xxii. 10. Sealed with the assurance of the Holy Spirit. Rom. viii. 16; 2 Corinthians i. 22; 2 Tim. ii. 19.

    Spirit of promise. Strictly, the promise. Denoting the promise as characteristic of the Holy Spirit: the Spirit which was announced by promise. See Acts ii. 16 sqq.; Joel ii. 28; Zech. xii. 10; Isa. xxxii. 15; xliv. 3; John vii. 39; Acts i. 4-8; Gal. iii. 14.


    Robertson's NT Word Studies

    1:13 {Ye also} (kai humeis). Ye Gentiles (now Christians), in contrast to hemas (we) in #12. {In whom} (en hwi). Repeated third time (once in verse #11, twice in #13), and note ho or hos in #14. {Ye were sealed} (esfragisqete). First aorist passive indicative of sfragizw, old verb, to set a seal on one as a mark or stamp, sometimes the marks of ownership or of worship of deities like stigmata (#Ga 6:17). Marked and authenticated as God's heritage as in #4:30. See #2Co 1:22 for the very use of the metaphor here applied to the Holy Spirit even with the word arrabwn (earnest). {Spirit} (pneumati). In the instrumental case.


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